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March 31, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – In what seems to be a deliberate move, Sony Pictures is releasing a new film on Good Friday that severely blasphemes Mary, the Mother of God, by portraying her as akin to a devil.

Based on James Herbert’s horror novel “Shrine,” the movie “The Unholy” depicts a young girl who “after a supposed visitation from the Virgin Mary is inexplicably able to hear, speak and heal the sick.” 

Due to the film’s demonic nature, LifeSiteNews refuses to show the trailer or link to the film’s description. 

However, the trailer depicts what is purported to be Mary as a demonic figure with blood, black tears, and empty eyes in her statues. 
The girl who supposedly sees Mary is also depicted with black eyes, another characteristic of demonic portrayal. 

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Showing incredible disdain for Catholics and their fellow Christians, Sony Pictures is releasing a truly demonic film called 'The Unholy' on April 2, 2021, which is Good Friday this year (the day Christians mourn the death of the Lord Jesus).

Sony Pictures should be ashamed of itself for launching this horror film on Good Friday, but as if that weren't enough, the film also terribly blasphemes against the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Do not allow Satan into your lives...do not see this unholy film!

But, do PRAY in reparation for the insults and blasphemies which this film inflicts upon the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts of Jesus and Mary!

And, please SIGN and SHARE this prayer-pledge in which you pledge to pray any prayer of your choosing, or one with your own words, to offer comfort to the Lord Jesus and the Blessed Virgin Mary for the outrage cuased by this film.

Because of the film's demonic nature, we refuse to show the trailer or link to the film. But, the short description provided by the producers is as follows:

The movie features a young, hearing-impaired girl who prays to the Blessed Virgin Mary and is miraculously healed, but a journalist who moves to town suspects there are darker forces at play after multiple sinister events occur.

Disturbingly, the movie does not stop at a purported "healing." 

No...

Very unfortunately, the film presents prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary for her intercession as a mockery of Christian faith, and especially of Catholic tradition.

And, the film presents multiple deeply offensive scenes and images, including blood and black tears flowing from the eyes of a Marian statue to indicate demonic forces, and statues of the Blessed Virgin being burned.

Moreover, this film makes a mockery of the Blessed Virgin Mary by even implying her intercession can somehow be taken over or supplanted by the demons that her Son has defeated.

Stated plainly, this film - and, its release date which is designed to be as offensive as possible - is an outrage to Catholics and Christians everywhere.

As we approach the Sacred Triduum and the Holy Day of Easter, therefore, we ask you to pledge to pray in reparation for the insults and blasphemies 'The Unholy' makes towards the Lord Jesus, the Blessed Virgin Mary, in particular, and also religious sentiment, in general.

Thank you for SIGNING and SHARING this petition.

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Suggested Prayer against the Devil:

Holy Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil; May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; And do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!

Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us!

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Attendees at her supposed visions are shown praying in a manner mocking the traditional Catholic devotions to Mary, and crucifixes and rosaries are filmed burning. 

“The Unholy” has been delayed in its release due to COVID-19 related restrictions, and Sony Pictures has now decided to release the film on April 2, Good Friday, one of the most solemn days in the Christian liturgical year. 

Sony itself noted the date of release, commenting that “On the holiest weekend of the year comes The Unholy.”

It would appear that the release date is designed to be as offensive as possible, for on the day that Christians commemorate Christ’s passion and death and His mother’s cooperation in that suffering, Sony is releasing a film that blasphemes both Christ and His mother. 

Sony has teamed up with producer Sam Raimi, who is known for his horror works, having created the Evil Dead horror series, and is also a prominent figure in the film world, having directed the Spiderman trilogy from the early 2000s.

In reparation for this blasphemous film, made even worse by the deliberately offensive timing, LifeSiteNews has launched a petition urging people to offer prayers and make reparation. 

As we approach the Sacred Triduum and the Holy Day of Easter, therefore, we ask you to pledge to pray in reparation for the insults and blasphemies “The Unholy” makes toward the Lord Jesus, the Blessed Virgin Mary in particular, and also religious sentiment in general.

The great Marian saint and doctor of the Church, St. Alphonsus de Ligouri, proposes this prayer to Mary on the occasion of her sorrow at the death and burial of Jesus: 

My afflicted Mother, I will not leave thee alone to weep; no, I will accompany thee with my tears. This grace I now ask of thee: obtain that I may always bear in mind and always have a tender devotion towards the Passion of Jesus and thy sorrows, that the remainder of my days may thus be spent in weeping over thus sufferings, my own sweet Mother, and those of my Redeemer. 

These sorrows, I trust, will give me the confidence and strength which I shall require at the hour of death, that I may not despair at the sight of the many sins by which I have offended my Lord.

They must obtain me pardon, perseverance, and heaven, where I hope to rejoice with thee, and to sing the infinite mercies of my God for all eternity.

Thus do I hope; thus may it be, Amen.

One suggested prayer against the Devil is the much loved prayer to St. Michael:

Holy Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil; May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; And do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

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